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How to change your lifestyle & age well

Monday, December 3rd, 2018 | Blog

As we age, lots of simple tasks seem to become that little bit harder. In this blog, we will outline how small changes to your lifestyle can make a big impact and help you to get the most out of life. According to BAPEN, 1.3 million people over the age of 65 in the UK are malnourished. The detection, prevention and treatment of malnutrition can really help in the long run.

Eat more vegetables

Yes, it can grow tiresome when people are always telling you to eat more vegetables. There are in fact loads of easy (and delicious) ways to get more veggies into your diet. Why not try adding a few veggies into your eggs in the morning and make a cracking omelette. Secondly, butter and jam aren’t the only things you can spread on toast. Give avocado, tomato and basil a go. You won’t regret it.

Walk daily if you can

Walking is one of the most effective forms of exercise for all ages and fitness levels. There’s no need to walk for miles every day, walking for 30 minutes can reduce the risk of various illnesses and generally improve your health.

Finding something that you love to do and gets you moving is important. If you are a sociable person, look for activities with others such as dancing. It’s also fun so you can forget your exercising!

Challenge the myth

Weight loss is often considered a normal part of the ageing process, but this is certainly not the case. Losing weight is not healthy as we get older. This should be avoided in our later years, unless advised by a GP or dietician. Ageing can affect the triggers that tell us we’re hungry, Loss of appetite is not normal as we age, and could be a sign of other issues.

Drink water

Dehydration can cause a number of problems such as poor kidney function and confusion. So, drinking enough water can help you feel good, and keep you in good health. Water helps maintain the balance of fluids in the body. Water helps with all sorts of things such as digestion, absorption, circulation and maintenance of body temperature.

Try new things

Your brain doesn’t need to grow forgetful as you age, trying new things will exercise your brain as you present it with new challenges. Daily routine can be monotonous, so why not try something completely different? Even brushing your teeth with the other hand can help your brain grow.

If you or someone around you is in need of care services to help them get the most out of life, take a look at the services that Kare Plus offer here.

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